Our mission is to transform lives and build sustainable communities, with a particular focus on empowering young people. As such, we work on four inter‑connected themes.
Our programmes provide alternative approaches to learning, focusing on personal development and transferable employability skills. They are designed to build confidence and self-esteem, and to foster vital soft skills such as communication and teamwork.
Programmes range from school-based clubs to online business simulation games and intensive pre‑employment courses.
We work with partners and employers to enable young people to develop skills and access opportunities that will lead to sustainable work.
These include employer-led programmes tailored to specific sectors, offering a combination of preparatory learning and on‑the‑job training. We also offer mentoring services, recruitment fairs and support with CV and interview techniques.
Our enterprise programmes give young people and military veterans the chance to explore business management and equip budding entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.
Business mentors support trainees to test their ideas and are on hand throughout the initial launch stages and beyond.
Many programmes focus on preparing young people to enter and flourish in green trades, in sectors ranging from energy to forestry.
In some countries, we also deliver projects that focus explicitly on improving both urban and natural environments, raising awareness of sustainable land practices and championing traditional design and construction skills.
Prince’s Trust International is the international arm of The Prince’s Trust. During 2021/22, funds raised by Prince’s Trust USA helped PTI and its partners to support nearly 19,000 young people in 17 countries including Barbados, Ghana, Greece, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Pakistan and Trinidad & Tobago.
The Prince’s Trust supported 60,046 young people across the UK during 2021/22, through a combination of program delivery via local delivery partners, online, and at in-person trainings and mentorship sessions held at our 14 Youth Centers located in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The ‘Get Into’ program has been delivered in India by the Magic Bus India Foundation in collaboration with Prince’s Trust International since 2018. The program is an 8-week employer-led initiative aiming to give young people (ages 18-25) the opportunity to develop the required skills and experience they need to enable them to move into a sustainable job in a specific sector of work.
Explore is a 90-minute question and answer session on a variety of topics and careers that contribute to a sustainable future. The Explore program allows young people to learn more about a field, determine if it might right for them, and find out how to get involved. Program topics have included the blue economy, zero waste, sustainable fashion, GIS, energy efficiency, and forest conservation.
He Kākano is a positive economic response to the Covid-19 global pandemic that invests in the future of business. The $2-million seed fund for young entrepreneurs aged 17-30 years was established as part of a unique partnership between The Prince’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (PTANZ), The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD), business and taiohi (young people).
Prince’s Trust Australia harnesses the power of industry experts, collaborators, and a global network to inspire Australia’s veteran community to explore, start and grow businesses. From saffron farming and organic skincare to cybersecurity and the defense industry, more than 100 veteran community businesses across Australia have been fostered by the Beyond Service program.
Started in 2018 and presented annually at The Prince’s Trust Awards, The Prince’s Trust Global Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of young people and communities on Prince’s Trust Programmes around the world.
2019 Global Award WinnerGet Into Prince’s Trust International
The Get Into programme enabled Nilam to find a secure job with a monthly wage, helping her younger siblings stay in school.
2020 Global Award WinnerTeam Prince’s Trust International
Akeme once flirted with a life of crime. Now he has his own catering company and is saving up to buy a food truck.
2021 Prince’s Trust Group Award WinnerOperation Entrepreneur Prince’s Trust Canada
After sustaining an injury that forced her to retire from service, Veteran Kristin joined the ‘Operation Entrepreneur’ programme and started her plant business.
Ekalele Susan, Kenya
2021 Global Award WinnerEnterprise Challenge Prince’s Trust International
When Ekalele Susan’s parents’ jobs disappeared due to Covid-19, she stepped up to support her family – despite still being at school.
The Trust was founded on the vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed – a vision that remains unchanged today.
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